Photographer's Note

February 11th, 2013
Sorbs 340303 34520
Hrault Languedoc-Roussillon
43.892 3.399 700 m

The winter sun, Sorbs

One view.
Another view.

In the Sorbs municipality, on the limestone plateau LARZAC, The winter sun on the castle of Sorbs.

The castle of Sorbs of 14th 16th 17th centuries on the "CAUSSE du LARZAC". The castle appears as a quadrangle with four towers of angle. Classified as "Historic Monument". Private property.

_ The CAUSSE of LARZAC is vastest and southernmost of "GRANDS CAUSSES", large causses. Its 1000 km of plateau rise from 600 to 900 meters. It is limited to the North-East by Dourbie river which separates it from "Causse Noir", in the North-West the Tarn river separates it from the plateau of Lvzou, in the west it stops with the depression of Roquefort. Its surface is strewn with famous sites with the military orders, Knights of the Order of the Temple and Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of Saint John of Jerusalem.

_ The GRANDS CAUSSES, in the south of the Massif Central, are delimited in north by the plateau of "Aubrac", in the east by the Cvennes, the south by the plain of the "lodvois", in the west by the plateau of "Lvzou". These are plateaus limestones whose altitude varies from 700 to 1250 meters of altitude, and of surface going up to 1000 km. The "Grands Causses" are formed by important "Causses of Larzac" (1000 km), of "Sauveterre" (550 km), "Mjean" (330 km), and "Noir" (200 km), but also of the causses "Comtal", "Rouge" and of "Svrac", and many small peripheral causses like causses of "Mende", "Blandas", "Changefges", "Bgon", etc No waterway circulates on the surface of the plates, because the rainwater infiltrates in the karstic, generating networks of many swallow-holes and caves, to re-appear in the valleys. Geology of causses and the cvennes.

SORBS is a French commune, located in the department of Hrault of the Languedoc-Roussillon area, populated of 36 Sorbois in 2009, distributed on 20.2 km, is 1.8 hab./km.

The municipality of Sorbs consists of four hamlets.

Situated on the Causse du Larzac, the municipality of Sorbs is close to the Parc naturel rgional des Grands Causses.

My images of Sorbs.
My images of the Causse du Larzac.

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